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Media Screen Roundup – August 2014

The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye.

From Beowulf to Hugo Chávez, this month’s Roundup shows the range of film and television research. The epic Anglo-Saxon poem is featured in a number of articles and book chapters. Nickolas Haydock has two chapters on the poem in Corporate Medievalism and Ethics and Medievalism (both edited by Karl Fugelso). Ethics also includes another chapter Words, Swords, and Truth: Competing Visions of Heroism in Beowulf on Screen by Mary R. Bowman, while Haydock also has an edited volume on the poem, entitled Beowulf on Film : Adaptations and Variations.

Other highlights include Maggie Andrews and Sallie McNamara’s book on Women and the Media : Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present, which covers sexual mores in wartime films, the representation of women in the TV series On the Buses, prostitution in 1980s cinema, and racism in social problem films.

James Burns looks at cinema and the British Empire in an article, Excessive Americanisms: Hollywood in the British Empire, 1918–1930, and his book, Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940.

Media Screen Roundup (Aug 2014) IHR-BUFVC (PDF 142KB)

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